Enabling Ctrl-Alt-Backspace in 9.10

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Mon Nov 16 13:16:56 GMT 2009


pkaplan1 wrote:

> On Sunday 15 November 2009 23:55 Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
>> On Sunday 15 November 2009 08:32:33 pm Derek Broughton wrote:
>> > Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
>> > > Am Sonntag 15 November 2009 schrieb Nigel Ridley:
>> > >> OK, this is good for a one_user_system but I have another laptop
>> > >>  that 4 people have accounts on. How do I edit X-org.conf to
>> > >>  enable Ctrl-Alt-Backspace?
>> > >
>> > > Usually by adding the following lines to xorg.conf, but they don't
>> > > seem to be effective:
>> > >
>> > > Section "ServerFlags"
>> > >         Option  "DontZap"       "false"
>> > > EndSection
>> > >
>> > > IOW, even though this is the way to do it according to "man Xorg", it
>> > > doesn't work here...
>> >
>> > My understanding was that Karmic no longer supports this.
>> 
>> Look up this page:
>> " http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-enabledisable-ctrlaltbackspace-in-
>> ubuntu-9-10-karmic.html "
>> 
> I found that adding the above lines in xorg.conf allows the key combo
> rightalt+printscreen+k to kill X, at least on intel graphics.
> 
> To enable ctrl+alt+backspace for all users try creating a file called
> /etc/hal/fdi/policy/10_keymap.fdi and add the following line (no quotes):
> "<merge key="input.xkb.options"
> type="string">terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp</merge>"

That's always the correct place to make changes to xorg, now.
-- 
derek




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